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U.S. Judge Speaks About World War I At Greenwich Library

Judge James E. Baker
Judge James E. Baker Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. – This year's William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture will feature Judge James E. Baker who will present "Lasting Post: Love, Law and Laureates: The Forgotten Legacies of WWI," a talk that explores the war's influence on letters, law, remembrance and the concept of service.

He will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium, 101 W. Putnam Ave.

Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Baker currently serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, which is an appellate body composed of five civilian judges that handles cases arising under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Judge Baker attended Yale University as an undergraduate, served in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer and graduated from Yale Law School in 1990. He was a legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) and went on to serve in a variety of important civil service capacities including appointments to the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council, the Council to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory and Intelligence Oversight Boards, and as Special Assistant to the President and Legal Advisor to the National Security Council.

He is the author of "In the Common Defense: National Security Law for Perilous Times" and, with Michael Reisman, "Regulating Covert Action." Baker is the recipient of the 1999 Colonel Nelson Drew Memorial Award (the NSC's highest honor) and the director of Central Intelligence's "Director's Award."

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